Make a Difference In the Lives of Local Cancer Survivors!
Make a Difference In the Lives of Local Cancer Survivors!
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Cancer of Many Colors CMC is a 501(C)3 based in Lexington, SC that takes the stewardship of the public’s trust very seriously. With the continued dedication of the community, the organization is growing and aspires to be a significant resource in South Carolina. To accomplish this, we are working with like-minded organizations and individ
Cancer of Many Colors CMC is a 501(C)3 based in Lexington, SC that takes the stewardship of the public’s trust very seriously. With the continued dedication of the community, the organization is growing and aspires to be a significant resource in South Carolina. To accomplish this, we are working with like-minded organizations and individuals to build awareness and financial resources that will aid patients in the local communities that we serve.
You can help by making a tax-deductible contribution to the region of your choice. You can sign up to be on our volunteer committee. You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram and share our story.
If you are undergoing cancer treatment and need help with basic living expenses, please download the Small Gift Application form from the website or email email@example.com and request an application. Payments for all approved requests are made to the service provider(s). For more information about CMC, requests for assistance,
If you are undergoing cancer treatment and need help with basic living expenses, please download the Small Gift Application form from the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application. Payments for all approved requests are made to the service provider(s). For more information about CMC, requests for assistance, fundraising events, and other resources, please visit website or call (803) 957-1048. For Chester County residents call (803) 385-5317.
Cancer of Many Colors, Inc. is a non-profit Lexington, SC based organization dedicated to helping local cancer survivors with their daily living expenses and emergency needs.
Founded in 2014 by Paulette Criscione, Cancer of Many Colors, Inc. (CMC) was created in honor of the Criscione family to help bring awareness to all cancers. Most cancers have its own color. For the Crisciones, Paulette and her father John were diagnosed with breast cancer (pink). John passed away in 1981. Her brother Richard diagnosed with leukemia (orange) died in 2007 and brother Jay, diagnosed with throat cancer (burgundy/ivory) in 2006 passed away with bile duct cancer (Kelly Green) in 2009. Paulette was diagnosed with lung (white) in 2011. Both Paulette and Jay tested positive for BRCA 2, a genetic mutation. Hence, Cancer of Many Colors was created.
No Gift is too small.
"Cancer of Many Colors Graciously came to Diana's aid. Thank you Cancer of Many Colors for caring and helping Diana."
RN Case Manager
As a survivor and a caregiver, Paulette knows the financial burden cancer treatments can place on individuals and their families. She started the CMC Foundation, to raise funds for others in her local community, to reduce the financial hardships that cancer can cause. She also takes the stewardship of the public’s trust very seriously when raising funds. With the continued dedication of the community, Cancer of Many Colors continues to grow as an organization with the goal of becoming a major resource for the Midlands.
The same cancer type in one individual is very different from that cancer in another individual. Within a single type of cancer, such as breast cancer, researchers are discovering subtypes that each requires a different treatment approach. As researchers learn more and more about the nature of the disease, we're reminded of how complex it is, and how much more we need to know. But whatever the specific type, all cancer profoundly challenges the men and women who are fighting it. Their struggle touches all of the people in their lives: husbands, wives, and partners; parents, children, sisters and brothers; caregivers; co-workers, friends and neighbors.
Paulette Criscione, Founder /Survivor
Paulette Criscione created Cancer of Many Colors because of the loss of her family. Paulette’s father died from breast cancer in 1981. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 after relocating to Lexington, SC. Her brothers died from leukemia and bile duct cancer within four years. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. Paulette understands the emotional and financial hardships of this dreaded disease. Her mission is to help local cancer patients with their daily living expenses so they can focus on recovery. She also wants to provide emotional support to the patient’s caregivers. Paulette’s vision for Cancer of Many Colors is to be a major resource to others in the Midlands.
Marie Glinski, President
Marie Glinski graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1995 and retired her snow boots & earmuffs for flip-flops and sunshine in 1998. Marie resides in Florence, South Carolina, and spent 17 years as a Regional Sales Leader within the banking industry. Marie has a genuine passion for helping people personally and professionally, which brought her to start her own small business coaching company, Phat Maverick, as well as join the Cancer of Many Colors board. Because Marie’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, she understands and is empathetic to the emotional and financial devastation cancer causes. Marie’s personal experience with cancer fuels her passion for growing Cancer of Many Colors into a significant resource for cancer fighters within all of South Carolina.
Stephanie Sluder, Secretary
Stephanie Sluder is retired from the a career in the legal world, as well as working with the non-profit organization, South Carolina School Boards Association. She is active as a personal trainer and fitness instructor as well as serving as the Secretary to the Board for Cancer of Many Colors. She is a wife and mother of 2 daughters, stepmother of 3 other children, grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 5. She has felt the sting of cancer many times; losing her father and older sister to lung cancer. Her Mom survived breast cancer and she has a sister who survived cervical cancer. It has hit close to home far too often. She is motivated to help others to fight the good fight.
Sonia Mendez graduated from Cittone Institute in 2003 as a Realtime Court Reporter. After reporting for 10 years across the states of New York, New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina, she decided to resign to raise their three children. What a pleasure it has been to take part in those serious and silly conversations with them as they grow.
Sonia is a true believer of listening to understand each other first, so we can passionately serve others best. This passion for service led her to becoming a REALTOR® in Lexington County, South Carolina. With her background in Court Reporting, LIFT counseling ministry and Cancer of Many Colors, it is easy to see why Sonia’s clients and families appreciate her help when buying and selling a home.
Sonia’s mother is a breast cancer survivor. Sonia has journeyed this walk closely with her mother, family and medical team and shares a personal connection to the patients we serve here at Cancer of Many Colors.
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